How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

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How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone MoldsGiven our love of peanut butter playdough, peanut butter nest snacks, and peanut butter cups, I thought we ought to try to make an Easter version of the divine combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Maia and I first planned to make peanut butter cups in egg shapes.

I saw a few posts on Pinterest, and because I get inspired by pictures, but am not great about reading instructions, I assumed they used an egg-shaped mold to make them.*

After searching in vain for such a mold, and wondering if I could rig up some plastic Easter eggs to work as a mold, I came across a silicone mold that I liked even better at World Market. This one has butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, and bees—lovely and much more versatile than an egg-shaped mold!

*They actually rolled out the peanut butter filling, cut it out with egg-shaped cookie cutters, then dipped the eggs in melted chocolate. (I went back and read a couple posts after I struck out on the silicone egg mold hunt.)

This recipe is super easy and fun for kids to help make. We modified our regular peanut butter cup recipe by adding more powdered sugar to the filling and a little coconut oil to the chocolate.

How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

Makes 16 large shaped peanut butter cups

MATERIALS

  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (we used creamy)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 bags chocolate chips (we used semi-sweet)
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil (optional)
  • Silicone baking mold**

**Any silicone baking mold would work. We used the above-mentioned silicone mold from World Market. If you don’t have a World Market near you, here’s an almost identical bugs and butterflies mold on Amazon. And an adorable spring flower one… When you’re finished making peanut butter cups, you can always use the silicone mold for cute little cakes (our plan)!

How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and salt in a food processor. Set aside.

How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

2. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler with the coconut oil. Add a layer to the bottom of each cavity in the silicone mold then place in fridge until hardened.

Messed up batchNote: If you don’t harden this chocolate first before proceeding, the peanut butter will displace the melted chocolate and you’ll end up with peanut butter bits showing through the chocolate coating as we did with our first batch. Still completely delicious, but not as gift-giving worthy…

3. When that first layer of chocolate has hardened, remove from fridge, and add another layer of the melted chocolate, this time pulling it up the sides of the silicone mold cavities with a spoon.

How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

4. Add the peanut butter mixture to the molds by the spoonful (you want to fill them most of the way to the top).

5. Spoon the rest of the chocolate over the top of the peanut butter.

6. Chill in fridge until hardened.

How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

7. Pop your new peanut butter cups out of the silicone molds (easy!!).

How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

8. Do a taste test. And another… Yummmmm…..

These are seriously good! And seriously easy!

Do you have a silicone mold you could use to make peanut butter cups? I think that the little ice cube silicone molds would even work for this recipe since you won’t be putting them in the oven…

How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

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  1. Jennifer says

    We made something similar with sunflower seed butter due to a peanut allergy in our home. They were incredible!

  2. Martha T says

    What fun! I will definitely be trying these and thanks for the heads up about the silicone mold. We are doing “bugs” for my granddaughter’s first birthday and I know I can think of something great to do with it!

  3. Erin says

    Peanut butter cups aren’t easy to come by in Australia, they were always my favourite treat when I visited the US a few times. You’ve made my day!!

  4. Karen says

    I will be trying these however will be using almond butter since I’m not a big fan of peanut butter. thanks for the step by step tutorial. :)

  5. Nikki says

    My daughter isnt a fan of peanut butter or any other nut butter, sadly though i am but I wondered what other fillings you could use for this and thought of reasonably sized marshmellows…..what do you think?

    • says

      Nikki, I think marshmallows would make a wonderful center! Or coconut… Or some sort of mint patty type filling… Another option would be to add dried fruits and nuts. Or, actually, just the dried fruits if she’s not into nuts.

  6. Yasmin Elliott says

    Trying this out. I have some cute silicone egg moulds from a ‘pound shop’ I’ve been hoping to try.

  7. Sarah H says

    Made these with my kids, did white choco for first layer and when all assembled we used edible markers to color the white chocolate. Fun treat/gifts to give for holidays! Thanks for this :)

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